With mother’s day coming around the corner. A lot of individuals are feeling the pinch as they hurry to get a gift and look for unique ways to make their moms feel special on Sunday, May 10th. This begs the question: what can I get for my mom? We’ve separated our ideas for those who can afford to spend a little money, as opposed to those who want to make Mother’s day special… without breaking the bank.
For those with extra cash to spend…
1. Take her out: It’s good to give mom a treat. Take her out to a meal at her favorite restaurant, or go shopping and buy something she wants, go to watch a movie (let her choose the film!) or take her on a drive over the weekend.
2. Get her a gift
i) Flowers and cards: The classics are always pretty good. Mother’s appreciate flowers, especially those which will last for a few days so she can show off to her friends. If you are good at baking, make her a cake.
ii) Order online: Little bit of a gamble, but if you can find something which she really likes and can deliver it in time, give it a try. Popular items include jewellery, chocolates, gift vouchers to her favorite store etc. Given the fact that there are a number of sites which does this in Sri Lanka, this could be the easiest way to go!
iii) Spa/Ayurvedic products: Mothers are inherently busy people. So, if you can’t book a one weekend break at a nearby spa, try looking into spa products. Some outlets in Colombo allow you to purchase a number of spa items (facial scrubs, body lotion, moisturizer etc) for a decent price.
Mother’s day on a budget
Sometimes, its the little things in life which make a difference. Have a look at these ideas for inspiration.
1. Call: If you live far away from her, pickup her phone and give her a call, not an email or SMS. Call her and have a chat and catch up. She’ll be glad you rang.
2. Go on a picnic: Weather permitting, go to a park like Viharamahadevi or Galle face for a picnic. The food doesn’t need to be extensive: achcharu and vadai are simple items which will impress her if you do it well.
3. Organize a family gathering & get help to cook a grand sunday lunch. This is a gem of an idea for groups, whether it be in the neighbourhood or a large family. This allows everyone to pitch it with a good dish, celebrates the joy of being a mother and provides a great reason to meet and have a good time.
We hope that these suggestions give you some ideas to pamper one of the most valuable members of our society: mothers.
Happy mother’s day from all of us at HNB General Insurance!
Disclaimer: The views shared in this blog are based on the macro economic conditions & industry status quo as per the time of publishing.